Sunday, July 10, 2016

CAS-ual Fridays New Release - It's Christmas in July!

It's time for Christmas in July, folks!    The CAS-ual Fridays Ink Squad will be bringing you some mega inspiration this week using the huge new Christmas/Holiday themed release!



My first card uses a sentiment from Snowy Sayings and one of the large snowflakes from Bring on the Snowflakes.  These sets were part of Catherine Pooler's Stamp of Approval box last year, but they are available right now for you at the CAS-ual Fridays store!   Yep, no need to wait till the release week stamps are in the store on Friday - these babies are there right NOW!!

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  I love both of these new sets!   Snowflakes can be used for the entire winter season, and living in NY, I can practically use them until May, lol (much to my hubby's dismay!)!   I started by stamping and heat embossing the large snowflake onto some red cardstock.   for interest, I decided to fussy cut just around the top and bottom parts of the snowflake and and keep the rest intact to use as a sentiment strip.   I decided on some gold and kraft striped paper as my background, and when I laid my snowflake strip across the paper, it reminded me of a holiday gift, so I added another strip to complete the look of a present!


My next card showcases the Funky Flakes dies.

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   These are SO much fun to layer!  I began by adding some Ken Oliver Stick-It to the back of my glitter paper to make adhering the flakes super easy once I finished die-cutting them.   I cut a variety of flakes from aqua, blue and silver glitter paper and adhered them to my card base.   It's super difficult to see, but before I added the die cut flakes I sponged on some super light ink through a stencil I made with one of the Funky Flakes dies.   It gives a little more texture to the card - unfortunately it's so light it was super hard to photograph!   The sentiment is another gorgeous one from Snowy Sayings, heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

So that's it for today - but there is so much more to see all week!   Be sure to stop back every day this week  & leave comments for a chance to win a gift code to the CAS-ual Fridays shop!  If you'd like to do some shopping, you can use the code KIMBERLY16 anytime to save some moolah....and that's always a good thing, right?!?     See you tomorrow, crafty friends!



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17 comments:

  1. Your "package" card is so darling! Great cards for Day 1~

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  2. Thanks for sharing both of your sweet cards. Love them.
    Crafty hugs,
    Dawn
    DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot.com

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  3. Kimberly, your cards are so amazing and elegant. I am always inspired when I see what you have created. Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us. :)

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  4. Beautiful cards! Love these gorgeous snowflakes!

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  5. The first card looks like a beautiful package.
    Can't wait to open it and see what's inside.
    The framing on the second card and the way
    some of the flakes are drifting out of the
    frame is wonderful.
    thanks for sharing

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  6. Your cards are both so gorgeous. I love how gold really dresses up a card with elegance.

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  7. Oh wow! Such amazing release!!! Your snowflake cards are breathless!!!

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  8. Beautiful cards!! I love these snowflakes!

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  9. Your cards are very beautiful! They are very elegant.

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  10. Kimberly, your cards are just so pretty, a lovely job!

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  11. Your cards are fabulous. I LOVE that package idea. The snowflake POPs off of it. The second card is so beautifully layered with the different colors on the snowflakes. Fabulous design.

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  12. Terrific cards,
    love those
    snowflakes.
    Carla from Utah

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  13. Awesome cards and great ideas for Christmas. Thank you for sharing these with us:)

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  14. Beautiful "package" card, so clever and the snowflakes are so pretty and glittery!

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